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Poster: coopie Date: Apr 3, 2010 7:39pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are these 'Amos 'n Andy Show' episodes PD?

Thank you.

A few years ago when we used the old large Sat. dish, a station showed them and I taped several of them. Also, a friend order tapes from somewhere. Great show. Should be shown on TV. Not as bad or racist as Sanford & son.

Coopie

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Poster: FP   Date: Apr 4, 2010 5:25am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Are these 'Amos 'n Andy Show' episodes PD?

Yeah. The shows are harmless sitcoms with good acting. Very entertaining. I used to rent them on VHS.

Around 1970, a syndicated special hosted by George Kirby showed clips from A&A, and urged its return to the airwaves. It had been yanked from distribution in a kneejerk over-reaction to the civil rights movements of the 1960s. A few years later, George Jefferson and Sanford and Jimmy J. J. Walker and many other black characters behaved in far more extreme ways than A&A.